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The Marquis of Douglas, son of the Duke of Hamilton, was sent in 1807 as Ambassador to St. Petersburg.
The Marquis of Douglas in 1808 was allowed to pass through France on his way home from Russia, his health being unequal to a sea passage.
This seems to have been a 'Special Mission'.
The Duke in 1807 was Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton. His son, Alexander, later 10th Duke of Hamilton, was presumably Marquis of Douglas in 1807?
Erkembald fitz Erkembald, who had a 'set of the customary' five manors in England seems to have been a progenitor of several families.
Is Erkembald just a common name of the time (C1100) or was he just one person from Flanders who made merry with the women of England and Scotalnd and started one, or several, dynasties?
I have this rather curiously worded entry in the Douglas Archives:
William de Duglas, the first of the family in record, between 1175 and 1199,…
A correspondent has provide photographs of a Johnstone-Douglas of Lockerbie final resting place.
If you are family member, or live nearby, and are looking for a project, then this might be for…Continue